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Agricultural Search Report

Groundsure Agricultural search report has been redeveloped with new and in-depth datasets, unique features, improved layout and navigation, and a refreshing design.

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New and improved Agricultural Report: Now Live

Following an extensive research project with Property Lawyers and PSLs from leading law firms across the UK, the Groundsure Agricultural search report has been redeveloped with new and in-depth datasets, unique features, improved layout and navigation, and a refreshing design. The outcome – a streamlined workflow presenting all the information that you and your clients need faster via a much more user-friendly design and navigation. With several new intelligently filtered datasets, only relevant results are returned, making for concise and easy to follow results and recommendations.

Agricultural provides a detailed manual assessment of contaminated land risk, alongside a comprehensive review of agricultural features, flood, ground stability, radon, current and planned energy features and transportation, planning constraints and 10 years of planning data.

Key features

  • Satisfies Law Society Practice Notes on Contaminated Land and Flood Risk and enhanced guidance on Section B8 of the Law Society Conveyancing Handbook
  • Comprehensive contaminated land assessment, with detailed commentary on working farmyards, utilising the most comprehensive data available including Groundsure’s Historical Land Use Database, environmental permits, active and historic landfill and waste sites and current industrial sites
  • Flood risk assessment covering river, coastal, surface water, groundwater and FloodScore™
  • National Grid gas pipeline and electricity transmission lines
  • Hydrology and Hydrogeology
  • NEW Historic and Current Rights of Way – Open Access Land
  • NEW Agricultural Land Classification, indicating the land’s potential productivity
  • Planning Constraints including ancient or protected woodland.
  • Assessment of archaeological sites of interest.
  • NEW Timber felling licenses
  • NEW Waste exemptions
  • NEW Environmental and Countryside Stewardship Schemes
  • Discharge consents
  • Nitrate Vulnerable Zones
  • Natural and non-natural ground stability assessment including natural ground subsidence, cavities and non-coal mining
  • Coal mining screening
  • Detailed radon potential data
  • Energy data covering existing and proposed oil and gas sites, including fracking, wind installations, solar farms, power stations, and major energy infrastructure
  • Comprehensive transportation information provides detail on major rail projects including HS2, Crossrail 1 & 2, active and historic railways and tunnels and underground systems, including the London Underground

Benefit to the end user

  • Practical expertise: in-house environmental consultants offer pragmatic and agricultural  focused expert insight
  • Transaction support: easy to understand client ready copy, accessible to everyone involved in the transaction
  • All in one report: now include relevant peripheral infrastructure and planning information in one report
  • Enhanced guidance on Section B8 of the Law Society Conveyancing Handbook

For more information on this product, download our comprehensive product card.

If a Groundsure Agricultural report identifies ‘Action Required’, it is often due to current permits or other potentially contaminative activities having been identified. We are able to provide a focused Environmental Audit to address these issues. For further information please download our product card.

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Supplier
Groundsure
Coverage
England and Wales
Formats Available
PDF
Licence Options
Perpetual
Delivery Timescale
3 working days

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Review Report

Review offers commercially focused expert insight, deal orientated recommendations & guidance on high value property transactions, complex industrial sites & redevelopments.

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Expert Geo-Risk Analysis and Transaction-Led Advisory

Unrivalled data analysis delivering expert insight and understanding
Commercially focused risk advice supporting transaction progression and completion

Review is not just data – the report’s value rests on unrivalled data analysis delivering expert insight and understanding. Each report is written and reviewed by our in-house team of environmental specialists who can be contacted in the event of a query.

Review is the most comprehensive environmental search report for commercial property transactions. Alongside an intuitive design and plain English explanations, the results are intelligently filtered to clarify risks and next steps quickly and clearly.

The unique and powerful Groundsure IQ engine analyses over 106 million data points to produce every Review report. It provides a detailed manual assessment of contaminated land risk, alongside a comprehensive review of flood, ground stability, radon, current and planned energy features and transportation, planning constraints and optional 10 years of planning data at no extra cost.

Key features

  • Satisfies Law Society Practice Notes on Contaminated Land and Flood Risk
  • Comprehensive contaminated land assessment utilising the most comprehensive data available including Groundsure’s Historical Land Use Database, environmental permits, active and historic landfill and waste sites and current industrial sites
  • Manual review of high detail historical Ordnance Survey mapping in all cases
  • Operational environmental risk – our in-house team of environmental experts who specialise in commercial property, are able to provide a desktop assessment of ongoing contamination risk at the site
  • Flood risk assessment covering river, coastal, surface water and groundwater
  • FloodScore™ and NPPF Flood Risk Assessment indicator
  • Energy data covering existing and proposed oil and gas sites, including fracking, wind installations, solar farms, power stations, and major energy infrastructure
  • Comprehensive transportation information provides detail on major rail projects including HS2, Crossrail 1 & 2, active and historic railways and tunnels and underground systems, including the London Underground
  • Planning constraints such as Green Belt, Conservation Areas and Listed Buildings inform about environmental and cultural designations in the area that could impact on planning proposals
  • Natural and non-natural ground stability assessment including natural ground subsidence, cavities and non-coal mining
  • Coal mining screening
  • Detailed radon potential data
  • All higher flood risk reports manually assessed by our expert in-house environmental consultants

Benefits to the end user

  • Where issues are identified, our in-house environmental consultants offer pragmatic and commercially focused expert insight, deal orientated recommendations and guidance on next steps
  • Named consultant can be contacted in case of follow up questions and queries
  • All in one report – no need to buy another report for flood, transport or energy
  • Streamlined workflow enabling smarter and faster decisions
  • Time and money savings with every transaction
  • Easy to understand client ready copy, Review is accessible to everyone involved in the transaction
  • Supports your professional requirements and is accepted by all major UK lenders
  • Fewer pages showing the key data

For more information on this product, download our comprehensive product card.

*Reliance: £10m Professional Indemnity Insurance (any one claim). Can be relied upon by all professional parties within a property transaction, first purchasers / tenants and their advisers. Please refer to Groundsure terms & conditions.

Technical Details

Supplier
Groundsure
Coverage
England and Wales
Formats Available
PDF
Licence Options
Perpetual
Delivery Timescale
3 working days

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Screening Report

Screening is the ideal report for lower value less complex commercial property transactions and multi-site portfolios.

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The ideal report for lower value less complex commercial property transactions and multi-site portfolios

Screening provides the ideal assessment for lower value commercial property transactions. Alongside an intuitive design and plain English explanations, the results are intelligently filtered to clarify risks and next steps quickly and clearly.

Screening covers contaminated land, flood, ground stability, radon and energy risks. Each report is written and reviewed by our in-house team of environmental consultants who can be contacted in the event of a query.

Groundsure is the preferred supplier to the UK commercial property secured lending market. Screening has been developed in conjunction with leading UK banks and meets lending security compliance.

Key features

  • Satisfies Law Society Practice Notes on Contaminated Land and Flood Risk
  • Contaminated land assessment utilising the most comprehensive data available including Groundsure’s Historical Land Use Database, environmental permits, active and historic landfill and waste sites and current industrial sites
  • Flood risk assessment covering river, coastal, surface water and groundwater
  • FloodScore™ and NPPF Flood Risk Assessment indicator
  • Energy data covering existing and proposed oil and gas sites, including fracking, wind installations, solar farms, power stations, and major energy infrastructure
  • Planning constraints such as Green Belt, Conservation Areas and Listed Buildings inform about environmental and cultural designations in the area that could impact on planning proposals
  • Natural and non-natural ground stability assessment including natural ground subsidence, cavities and non-coal mining
  • Coal mining screening
  • Detailed radon potential data
  • Enhanced transportation screening provides detail on major rail projects including HS2, Crossrail 1 & 2, active and historic railways and tunnels and underground systems, including the London Underground

 

Benefits to the end user

  • Improved accuracy using Land Registry polygons
  • Plain English making this report easier to read and understand
  • Site boundary on MasterMap
  • Intuitive layout and page flow
  • Fewer pages - but the same high level quality data that you are used to

For more information on this product, download our comprehensive product card.

* Reliance: £10m Professional Indemnity Insurance (any one claim). Can be relied upon by all professional parties within a property transaction, first purchasers/tenants and their advisers. Please refer to Groundsure terms & conditions.

Technical Details

Supplier
Groundsure
Coverage
England and Wales
Formats Available
PDF
Licence Options
Perpetual
Delivery Timescale
2 working days

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Floodview Report

Groundsure Floodview is a comprehensive flood risk search for commercial properties, comprising a fully interpreted flood risk assessment.

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Reviews all major sources of flooding

Floodview is a comprehensive flood risk search for commercial properties, comprising a fully interpreted flood risk assessment and a view on the likely availability of flood risk insurance for the property. The report's user friendly layout and design provides clearer navigation improving workflow for Property Lawyers.

Utilising Land Registry polygons to ensure a comprehensive accurate assessment of all flood risks, reducing the need for further searches.

Floodview uses a detailed water and drainage risk model devised by industry experts, and provides detail on all potential flood hazards – not just river and tidal. The report includes unique Groundsure risk analysis as well as a view on flood risk insurance and offers access to our expertly qualified environmental consultants for further advice and support.

Key features

  • Satisfies Law Society Practice Notes on Flood Risk
  • River and Coastal flood risk data from the Environment Agency including RoFRaS, flood defences, areas benefiting from flood defences and proposed flood defence schemes
  • 5m surface water (pluvial) flood risk data from Ambiental
  • 5m groundwater flooding data from Ambiental
  • Environment Agency recorded historic flood events
  • Ambiental FloodScore™
  • NPPF Flood Risk Assessment indicator

Benefit to the end user

  • Improved accuracy using Land Registry polygons
  • Plain English making this report easier to read and understand
  • Site boundary on MasterMap
  • Intuitive layout and page flow
  • Fewer pages - but the same high level quality data that you are used to

For more information about this product, download our comprehensive product card.

* Reliance: £10m Professional Indemnity Insurance (any one claim). Can be relied upon by all professional parties within a property transaction, first purchasers/tenants and their advisers. Please refer to Groundsure terms & conditions.

Technical Details

Supplier
Groundsure
Coverage
England and Wales
Formats Available
PDF
Licence Options
Perpetual
Delivery Timescale
1 working day

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Planview Report

The Planview Report provides a comprehensive planning overview for your client’s commercial property transaction.

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Provides a comprehensive planning overview for your client's commercial property transaction

Planview provides detailed planning application information highlighting likely planning and development changes within the vicinity of the property, information not commonly included in the standard suite of searches. It's user friendly layout and design provide clear navigation for property lawyers.

Planview highlights house extensions, small and large developments within the last 10 years, data on Air Quality Management Areas and modelled data and planning constraints such as Listed Buildings and Building Conservation Areas. Our intelligent locality information allows for variable search distances depending on the property's location:

Planning applications fall under 3 categories:
Mega urban areas – 250m for large projects, 50m for small projects and house extensions
Urban areas – 500m for large projects, 125m for small projects and 50m for house extensions
Rural areas – 750m for large projects, 500m for small projects and 125m for house extension.

Key features

  • House extension and project planning applications from the last 10 years
  • Current and planned Ofcom mobile phone mast locations
  • Planning constraints including Green Belt, National Parks, Conservation Areas and Listed Buildings
  • Detailed radon potential data
  • Local information including education, transport, recreation, retail and entertainment
  • Local Authority data including Council Tax bands and police force
  • Air Quality Management Areas and modelled data

Benefit to the end user

  • Improved accuracy using Land Registry polygons
  • Plain English making this report easier to read and understand
  • Site boundary on MasterMap
  • Intuitive layout and page flow
  • Fewer pages - but the same high level quality data that you are used to

For more information on this product, download our comprehensive product card.

*£65+VAT (Up to 15 Ha), 15-50ha £120, 50-100ha £240, 100+ha POA.
**Reliance: £10m Professional Indemnity Insurance (any one claim). Can be relied upon by all professional parties within a property transaction, first purchasers / tenants and their advisers. Please refer to Groundsure terms & conditions. Delivery time in normal working days.

Technical Details

Supplier
Groundsure
Coverage
England and Wales
Formats Available
PDF
Licence Options
Perpetual
Delivery Timescale
1 working day

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Siteguard Search Report

Groundsure’s Siteguard Search provides the definitive opinion for valuers on lending security.

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Provides the definitive opinion for valuers on lending security

Siteguard is designed to identify major environmental risks that may affect a property’s valuation and primarily focuses on contaminated land risk.

The Groundsure Siteguard report was developed in association with a major UK lenders and fully meets the RICS Appraisal and Valuation Standards, providing a four tier risk assessment summary with explicit opinions on environmental liability, loan security risks and potential property value impacts.

Key features

  • Four-tier environmental risk assessment
  • Opinion on banking security from an environmental risk perspective
  • Meets full requirements for the RICS Appraisal and Valuation Standards

For more information on this product, download our comprehensive product card.

*£55+VAT (up to 5ha), 5-15ha £95, 15-50ha £150, 50-100ha £220, 100+ha POA. Reliance: £10m Professional Indemnity Insurance (any one claim). Can be relied upon by all professional parties within a property transaction, first purchasers / tenants and their advisors. Please refer to Groundsure terms & conditions.

Technical Details

Supplier
Groundsure
Coverage
England and Wales
Formats Available
PDF
Licence Options
Perpetual
Delivery Timescale
1 working day

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